Do student nurses experience Imposter Phenomenon? An international comparison of Final Year Undergraduate Nursing Students readiness for registration

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/615629
Title:
Do student nurses experience Imposter Phenomenon? An international comparison of Final Year Undergraduate Nursing Students readiness for registration
Authors:
Christensen, Martin; Aubeeluck, Aimee; Fergusson, Diana; Craft, Judy; Knight, Jessica; Wirihana, Lisa; Stupple, Edward J. N. ( 0000-0001-8545-9504 )
Abstract:
Background The transition shock sometimes associated with moving from student to registered nurse can lead to feelings of self-doubt and insecurity especially with the increased expectations and responsibilities that registration brings. Known as Imposter Phenomena, individuals often express a lack of self-confidence, uncertainty in their abilities or that others have an over inflated opinion of them. Aim The aim of this study is to examine the extent at which imposter phenomenon is evident in four final year nursing student cohorts in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Design A survey design. Settings The study took place at 4 higher education institutes – two metropolitan campuses and two regional campuses between October 2014 and February 2015 in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. A sample of 223 final year nursing students undertaking nationally accredited nursing programmes were approached. Results Each cohort exhibited mild to moderate feelings of Imposter Phenomena. A positive weak correlation between imposter phenomena and preparedness for practice was found. The New Zealand cohort scored higher than both the Australian and United Kingdom cohorts on both feelings of imposterism and preparedness for practice. Conclusions Nursing students possess internalised feelings which suggest their performance and competence once qualified could be compromised. There is some speculation that the respective curriculums may have some bearing on preparing students for registration and beyond. It is recommended that educational programmes designed for this student cohort should be mindful of this internal conflict and potential external hostility.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Christensen, M. et al (2016) 'Do student nurses experience Imposter Phenomenon? An international comparison of Final Year Undergraduate Nursing Students readiness for registration', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72 (11), pp. 2784-2793.
Journal:
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Issue Date:
Jun-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/615629
DOI:
10.1111/jan.13034
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jan.13034
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
03092402
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Psychological Research

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dc.contributor.authorChristensen, Martinen
dc.contributor.authorAubeeluck, Aimeeen
dc.contributor.authorFergusson, Dianaen
dc.contributor.authorCraft, Judyen
dc.contributor.authorKnight, Jessicaen
dc.contributor.authorWirihana, Lisaen
dc.contributor.authorStupple, Edward J. N.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-06T12:35:09Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-06T12:35:09Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-
dc.identifier.citationChristensen, M. et al (2016) 'Do student nurses experience Imposter Phenomenon? An international comparison of Final Year Undergraduate Nursing Students readiness for registration', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72 (11), pp. 2784-2793.en
dc.identifier.issn03092402-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jan.13034-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/615629-
dc.description.abstractBackground The transition shock sometimes associated with moving from student to registered nurse can lead to feelings of self-doubt and insecurity especially with the increased expectations and responsibilities that registration brings. Known as Imposter Phenomena, individuals often express a lack of self-confidence, uncertainty in their abilities or that others have an over inflated opinion of them. Aim The aim of this study is to examine the extent at which imposter phenomenon is evident in four final year nursing student cohorts in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Design A survey design. Settings The study took place at 4 higher education institutes – two metropolitan campuses and two regional campuses between October 2014 and February 2015 in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. A sample of 223 final year nursing students undertaking nationally accredited nursing programmes were approached. Results Each cohort exhibited mild to moderate feelings of Imposter Phenomena. A positive weak correlation between imposter phenomena and preparedness for practice was found. The New Zealand cohort scored higher than both the Australian and United Kingdom cohorts on both feelings of imposterism and preparedness for practice. Conclusions Nursing students possess internalised feelings which suggest their performance and competence once qualified could be compromised. There is some speculation that the respective curriculums may have some bearing on preparing students for registration and beyond. It is recommended that educational programmes designed for this student cohort should be mindful of this internal conflict and potential external hostility.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jan.13034en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Advanced Nursingen
dc.subjectImposter phenomenonen
dc.titleDo student nurses experience Imposter Phenomenon? An international comparison of Final Year Undergraduate Nursing Students readiness for registrationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Advanced Nursingen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Nursing; Queensland University of Technology; Caboolture Campus, Tallon Street Caboolture Queensland 4510 Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Medicine & Health Sciences; University of Nottingham, Royal Derby Hospital; Uttoxeter Road Derby DE22 3DT UKen
dc.contributor.institutionWestern Institute of Technology, Taranaki; Bell Street New Plymouth Taranaki 4342 New Zealanden
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Biomedical Science; Queensland University of Technology; Caboolture Campus, Tallon Street Caboolture Queensland 4510 Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionWestern Institute of Technology, Taranaki; Bell Street New Plymouth Taranaki 4342 New Zealanden
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Nursing; Queensland University of Technology; Caboolture Campus, Tallon Street Caboolture Queensland 4510 Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life Sciences; University of Derby; Kedleston Road Derby DE22 1GB UKen
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